Z FOR ZACHARIAH
Designer: Matt Jones
Illustrator: Matt Jones
A powerful post-apocalyptic novel in which nuclear war has devastated America.
Ann Burden has been living alone in a valley for over a year - until Loomis,
a scientist in a radiation-proof suit, arrives. She hopes they will be companions
but his behaviour towards her becomes increasingly threatening as he attacks
her and then cuts off her food supply and tries to bring her under his control. Although there may be no one else alive, Ann steals his suit and leaves the valley in search of humanity.
The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths.